School Garden Manuals from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations

Two great (free) publications are currently available from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations aka FAO.org. Publications can be viewed in html or downloaded as a pdf. 1. Setting Up and Running a School Garden Adequate nutrition and education are key to the development of children and their future livelihoods. The reality […]

Grow LA Victory Garden Classes at Greystone Mansion

The University of California Cooperative Extension is organizing workshops in various communities throughout Los Angeles County to teach residents how to grow their own vegetables. I am pleased to announce Greystone Mansion and Park in Beverly Hills will be one of the hosting sites for the upcoming Fall classes and yours truly will be the […]

School Garden Report from Upstate New York

This spring, with a donation of plants from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County, and a variety of seeds donated by Page Seed Company of Greene, NY, students planted tomatoes, green peppers, basil, parsley, onions, sweet potatoes, nasturtium, string beans, strawberries, herbs, and perennial flowers. “I can’t wait to eat the strawberries,” exclaims Asma Butt, […]

Spring Planting 2014

In celebration of spring let’s discuss what we’re growing this year. Our list includes: Chayote Genovese Italian Basil Edamame Soy Beans Blue Lake Bush Bean Black-Seeded Yard Long Pole Bean Honey Select Corn Rocky Top Mix Lettuce Imperial Black Beauty Eggplant Cayenne Pepper Jalapeno Pepper Nardello Sweet Pepper Aunt Ruby’S German Green Tomato Kelloggs Breakfast […]

School Garden Grant from Dole and Captain Planet Foundation

(January 29, 2014) – DOLE Fruit Bowls® and Captain Planet Foundation are teaming up to host the “DOLE Fruit Bowls & Captain Planet Foundation’s Learning Garden Challenge.” The contest will recognize schools (K-8) that have established school gardens that provide an occasion for learning, environmental stewardship and an understanding of the role that fresh fruits and vegetables play in a […]

Central Nutrition Center Breaks Ground on New Hoop House

Local farmers, students, teachers and district staff all came together on October 19th to construct the district’s newest Hoop House. As a part of the district’s “Farm-to-School” initiative, produce grown in the new garden will be harvested for school cafeterias. The goal of this event was to educate students and the community on the benefits […]